BJD woman leader attempts self-immolation protesting son’s arrest  

Berhampur: Tension prevailed in front of the SP office here after BJD woman leader Meenakshi Mishra attempted to commit suicide after pouring kerosene on her today.

Mishra was later rescued in critical condition and immediately admitted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital for treatment.

Sources said Mishra’s son Raja was recently arrested by police for his involvement in an altercation over parking issue. Protesting his son’s arrest, the BJD leader attempted self-immolation in front of the SP office today.

She said, “In the CCTV footage, it is clearly shown that my son was brutally thrashed by a group of people with a cricket bat in broad daylight on January 28. On what grounds, the police arrested my son, who is completely innocent.”

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